by the people who are uttering the primal scream over spending within the house republican party, it's more the leadership, and in particular, the speaker taking the risk of being willing to put on his floor, his house floor, a bill that would not command a majority of the republican majority. and allow it to pass with democratic votes and some republicans. at some point, john boehner goes there. i don't know if that's going to be on december 31st or the first week of january. if it's not the first week of january, i think it would be fairly soon after that, because again, the reason why smart people like tom cole and bob corker and john cornen have said we ought to give on the tax cuts of people under 250,000 is they know that's where the thing is going to end up unless they cut some deal and bring their caucus along on some higher threshold. the president offered 400,000. they could get that. they could probably get 500,000. >> go ahead, bob.